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Fruit Pizza (Easy Recipe)

Make all your gatherings a blast with fruit pizza! Part tart, part cookie, it’s the picture-perfect dessert for any season. From the fruity toppings to the sugary crust, it’s a treat for the senses. 

It’s fun, festive, and refreshingly sweet. 

Pizza crust topped with kiwi, bananas, mandarin oranges, and grapes.
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For the 4th of July, birthday parties, backyard bashes, potlucks, or barbecues, it’s great for any occasion.

Kids love it, adults rave about it, and everyone will want a second slice. So it’s a good thing it also feeds a crowd. 

It’s not just another fruit dessert. Fruit pizza is a celebration on a plate! 

Fruit Pizza 

There are two foods everyone loves: cookies and pizza. What happens when you put the two together? You get fruit pizza! It’s the ultimate dessert for fun. Plus, it’s so easy!

The store-bought sugar cookie crust is like a blank canvas ready for some pizzazz. Paint it with a fluffy frozen whipped topping and cream cheese frosting. Next, adorn it with a rainbow of seasonal summer fruits.

Kiwi, bananas, mandarin oranges, and grapes create a mosaic of flavors with an impressive presentation. But the magic doesn’t stop there! 

Brush the top with a sweet citrus glaze to finish this masterpiece. All that’s left now is to chill, slice, and serve it.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re hosting a party or merely want to brighten someone’s day. Fruit pizza is a cheerful dessert everyone will adore.

Fruit pizza in skillet pan topped with cream, kiwi, bananas, mandarin oranges, and grapes.

Best Fruits for Fruit Pizza 

When picking out fruit, go with what’s in season. This makes the pizza look festive and it’ll have the best flavor. 

Juicier types of fruit are easier to eat than some of the harder, more crisp varieties. But you don’t want them to be too watery. Too high of a water content and the fruit turns mushy. So avoid things like watermelon and honeydew. Also, avoid frozen fruit. When it thaws, the texture will be more soggy and watery.

Another thing to consider is the dazzling display! Choose an assortment of your favorites to create a rainbow of color. Here are some of my top recommendations:

  • Berries
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Mangos
  • Papaya
  • Bananas 
  • Kiwi
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Cantaloupe
  • Nectarines
  • Plums
Fruit Pizza Ingredients - Sugar Cookie Dough, Cream Cheese, Confectioner's Sugar, Frozen Whipped Topping, Fruits, Sugar, Water, Orange and Lemon Juice

Ingredients 

  • Store-bought sugar cookie dough. It’s not pizza without the crust! Pre-made dough makes it as easy as pie. 
  • Cream cheese. The heart of the frosting. Tangy, creamy, and thick, cream cheese adds a delightful flavor and texture.
  • Confectioner’s sugar. For making the frosting sweet and yummy. 
  • Frozen whipped topping. It makes the frosting so fluffy and airy.
  • Kiwi, bananas, mandarin oranges, and grapes. Every pizza needs a topping, and these are the stars. Be sure to use fresh and not frozen fruit. It has a better texture.
  • Sugar. A key component for the sweet finishing glaze.
  • Orange juice. You can’t make an orange glaze without the oranges! Fresh or store-bought both work.  
  • Water. For thinning out the glaze. 
  • Lemon juice. A twist of lemon gives the glaze a bright flavor.
  • Cornstarch. This is a key ingredient for thickening the glaze.
  • Salt. Just a pinch to balance and enhance the flavors of the glaze.
Fruit pizza topped with slices of kiwi, bananas, mandarin oranges, and grapes drizzled with lemon glaze.

How to Make Fruit Pizza 

Making fruit pizza is easy. Just follow these steps:

1. Prepare the crust. Press the cookie dough evenly into a 14-inch pizza pan. Bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 or until golden brown. Let it cool. 

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2. Make the frosting. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with the confectioner’s sugar. Gently mix in the whipped topping.

3. Whip up the glaze. In a saucepan, bring the orange juice, water, lemon juice, cornstarch, and salt to a boil. Stir it constantly for 2 minutes or until it’s nice and thick. 

4. Prep the toppings. Drain the mandarin oranges. Slice the kiwi, bananas, and grapes into even-sized pieces.

5. Assemble and chill. Spread the frosting on the baked cookie crust. Next, decorate it with fruit. For the final touch, brush the top with the orange glaze. Chill it until you’re ready to serve.

Tips & Tricks 

  • If the dough is hard to spread, wet your hands.
  • Eat it when it’s fresh! The fruit will turn soggy if it sits too long in the fridge.
  • Prepare it ahead of time by making the crust and frosting the day before. The next day, make the glaze, then assemble.
  • Be sure the crust is completely cool before decorating. Otherwise, the frosting will melt.
  • Don’t skip the glaze! It helps to keep the bananas from browning.
  • Cut down on the work and use store-bought frosting. 
Sliced fruit pizza on a skillet pan.

Decoration Ideas

Have fun with the toppings! Mix and match your fruit selection for a stunning presentation. You can add other toppings or switch up the frosting, too.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Make it fitting for a holiday! Use red, white, and blue fruits for the Fourth of July. For St. Patty’s, go green with grapes, kiwi, and starfruit. You get the idea.
  • Swap out the frosting for a healthier alternative like Greek yogurt
  • Sprinkle the pizza with shredded coconut flakes for a tropical twist.
  • Add food coloring to the frosting for a burst of color. 
  • Get creative with your patterns. Sort the fruit by color or arrange it to look like a flag. Use your imagination and have fun!
  • Skip the glaze and drizzle honey on top.
  • Make mini pizzas for individual servings. 

Make Ahead and Storage

Want to make fruit pizza in advance? No problem. Prepare the cookie crust and the frosting the day before.

Be sure to wrap the crust tightly in plastic wrap. Also, transfer the frosting to an air-tight container to maintain freshness. 

Keep both in the refrigerator until it’s time to assemble.

Avoid preparing the fruit or citrus glaze in advance. The texture can change resulting in a less-than-stellar fruit pizza.

If you have leftovers, place them in the fridge. Although, I don’t think there will be a slice left in sight!

Fruit Pizza (Easy Recipe)

Servings

20

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

235

kcal

This fruit pizza will be the hit of any party! Made with a cookie crust and topped with your choice of fruit, it’s a guaranteed delight!

Ingredients

  • 1 tube of refrigerated store-bought sugar cookie dough

  • 1 package of regular cream cheese

  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

  • 1 carton of full-fat frozen whipped topping

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 can of mandarin oranges, drained

  • 1/2 cup red grapes, halved

  • 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced

  • 1-2 bananas, sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Press the cookie dough into a 14-inch pizza pan. Bake it for about 15 minutes or until it’s golden brown. Set it aside and let it cool.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with the confectioner’s sugar until smooth. Gently mix in the frozen whipped topping. Set it aside.
  • In a small saucepan, add the sugar, orange juice, water, lemon juice, cornstarch, and salt. Bring it to a boil and stir it constantly for 2 minutes or until the glaze thickens. Set it aside and let it cool.
  • Assemble the pizza. First, spread the frosting on the crust. Next, decorate it with mandarin oranges, red grapes, kiwis, and bananas. Brush the fruit with the orange glaze. Chill it in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve.
Fruit Pizza

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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